Updated June 17, 2010
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council met Monday, June 14, with a light agenda. . . .
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Free concert at Monastery
The Sisters at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho, invite the public to join them for a FREE concert in the Monastery chapel on June 20, 2:30-4:00 pm, 465 Keuterville Road. . . .
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Center For Discovery upcoming events
Next week Wednesday, June 23 we are open all day. . . .
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Chamber of Commerce meets
The Greater Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce met Thursday, June 10. . . .
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Vacation Bible School set to start June 28
We’re “Wild About Jesus” at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood.  Come join us for our Tri-Parish Vacation Bible School Monday, June 28th through  Wednesday, June 30th from 9am to Noon. . . .
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Youth Mission trip to Mexico
The Tri-Parish Catholic Youth Ministry Process sponsored a mission trip to Tijuana Mexico during the week of June 5th – June 12th. . . .
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GED's earned at NICI
This is the season for graduations throughout the country.  The Robert Janss School at NICI graduates between 20 to 30 students each month who complete their GEDs from Lewis-Clark State College. . . .
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This is recycling weekend
The next Idaho County recycling events will be the weekend of June 19 and 20. . . .
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Taco Feed this Saturday
Winchester Days will be having a Taco Feed this Saturday, June 19th  to help raise funds for the Fireworks that will be  Saturday July 3rd  over the lake. . . .
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KC Golf scramble winners
This was the first  Knight of Columbus Golf Scramble Tournament.  The event was June 5th.  The name of the event, also see attached the flyer, was “On a Swing and a Prayer”. . . .
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Still time to register for Basketball Camp
Just a reminder that the Camas Prairie Basketball Camp, conducted by the Prairie High School boys’ basketball coaches will start June 28 and run through July 1. . . .
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Summit highway cleanup
Spring rains and wet weather proved to be a delaying factor, pushing off the annual Highway Cleanup project at Summit Academy for most of May this year. . . .
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Lisa Radakovich and Regina Sullivan cut the ribbon to officially open the Inn at St. Gertrude as Sr. Clarissa Goeckner looks on. The Inn will comprise the ground floor level of what has been used as a hospitality house at the Monastery. The upper floor will still be used for that purpose.
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A crowd of around 100 people attended the Grand Opening ceremony at the Inn at St. Gertrude this past Sunday. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Each year Air Force Recruiting Service recognizes outstanding you men and women who excel in high school math and science.  This year these outstanding students are Meaghan Bruner, science and Seth Guyer, math. Meaghan is daughter of Dr. Teel and Kelly Bruner of Cottonwood, and Seth is the son of Lynn and Susan Guyer of Cottonwood.  The Air Force and Prairie High School are proud of both of these young people.

Pictured are the perfect attendance winners for 2009-2010 at Prairie Middle School. They are Drew Cochran, Lucas Arnzen, Emily McHugh, Casey Danly, Laina Sonnen, Chaye Uptmor, and Rosie Trautman. Whitney Sonnen, below, also had perfect attendance.

Whitney Sonnen won the perfect attendance drawing at Prairie Middle School and received a Walmart gift card for a bike and helmet.

The top two finishers were the same in the second Cribbage Tournament at The Hangout last Thursday, June 10 as Fred Arnzen, left, again took first place with Ryan Uhlenkott, middle, in second. Adam Forsmann, right, was third this time. Photo provided by Debbie Schnider.

On May 27th, after an intense hour an a half, Drew Cochran (left in picture) won the PMS Chess Championship from Trevor Hiebert in a well-played game at The Hangout.  Approximately 30 Chess Club students quietly watched the final game.  Debbie Snyder, owner of The Hangout, presented Hangout certificates to the three top chess players, Drew Cochran, Trevor Heibert, and Maria Munger winner of the Chess Club consolation game.  Drew was presented with a chess set at the end-of-the year awards assembly at the middle school.  PMS Chess Club was started by Brock Heath six years ago and currently has about 60 members. Photo provided by Lydia Deiss. Click on the photo for a large view.

Kim Schumacher was the guest reader at the Summer Reading Program last Thursday.  38 kids attended the afternoon activities, which included painting fish, making paper plate ducks and several stories.  The reading program will continue this Thursday from 1:30-3:00 at the library.  Kids will be listening to more stories and painting surf boards.  Any kids ages 3 through middle school are welcome to attend.  If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late to do so.  Call the library at 962-3714 or Aleta at 962-3724.

Cycling for Change, a 5000 mile bicycle pilgrimage led by a Jesuit priest, Fr. Matt Ruhl, left Kansas City MO, in vans, driving to the far corner of the Pacific Northwest. The group of 16 started their ride at Cape Flattery WA, heading down Pacific Coast Highway to Portland then turning east.  On Day 14 the group pedaled into Lewiston, spending the day working at St. Vincent de Paul Store, cleaning bikes and doing their laundry. They then headed up the Culdesac Grade to the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood. The group of 10 men and 6 women gave a presentation Sunday evening telling why they are riding coast to coast - to bring awareness of the poverty in our country and how the trip was planned - three years in the making. They will travel through 13 states when they reach Florida. Catholic Charities USA is celebrating their 100th Anniversary in September.  They are dedicated to helping people in poverty. Over 40 million people live below the poverty line. The Cycling for Change team is stopping at homeless shelters and soup kitchens all along the way, helping out wherever they can.  After their stop at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for Mass, the vans were loaded with sandwiches, cookies, fruits and vegetables, we wished them well, said good-bye and they were gone to Greencreek and beyond. That night they were to stay at Three Rivers Campground and by Wednesday they were to  be in Missoula. Follow them on their website: cyclingforchange.org as they make their way to Key West FL by Labor Day. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Thunder clouds and lightning brought a surprise visit to Virgil and Donna Wassmuth's place in Greencreek on Sunday, June 6th.  A group of people bicycling from Portland, Oregon to Washington D.C. stopped by to get out of the rain.  The group consisted of a family with nine year old triplets, and another couple, Anne and Bill, who were their friends.  John and Valerie asked to bring the triplets, Deirdre, Ian and Zara, up on the porch to get out of the storm.  Virgil invited them to set up their tents in the shop to dry out, because they had spent a miserable night at Winchester State Park.  They are traveling with everything they need to camp and cook for themselves.  They try to make 35 miles a day, but the rain is hampering that.  They plan to arrive at Washington D.C. by August 31st.  That is quite an undertaking, particularly with 3 nine year olds.  It is admirable to see these people attempting such a feat, but with their perseverance, they will make it! After warm showers and a nice bed to sleep in, they were ready to head off toward Lolo Pass.   According to their website, they made it to Montana on Friday.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

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